McCune bill would restore jobs to fired state employees Declares thousands have been ‘wrongfully terminated’ for vaccination status To read bill draft, click here. OLYMPIA – The nearly 2,000 state employees fired by Gov. Jay Inslee Oct. 18 for failing to submit to his order that all be vaccinated would get their jobs back under a bill prepared for... Read More...
McCune tells insurance commissioner, apologize or resign To see letter, click here. OLYMPIA – State Sen. Jim McCune says Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler should apologize or resign after issuing a statement likening Texas Republicans to the murderous Taliban thugs overrunning the nation of Afghanistan. Kreidler’s statement, issued at taxpayer expense last week, referred to Texas Republicans... Read More...
Lawmakers need to fix police bills pronto, says Sen. Jim McCune Delayed capture of Pierce County murder suspect calls attention to new restrictions on police statewide OLYMPIA – The capture and arrest of a Pierce County murder suspect last week calls attention to the urgent need for a special session to fix new laws restricting police and sheriff’s departments statewide, says... Read More...
How parents can fight critical race theory in our public schools Note: The following op-ed from Sen. Jim McCune was distributed to newspapers statewide on July 12, 2021. by Sen. Jim McCune Last month, South Kitsap School Board member John Berg introduced a resolution to prohibit classroom teaching of theories that promote racial hatred. For that he was called a nut.... Read More...
Income tax sweeps Senate Freedom Caucus ‘Galloping Gertie’ Awards Awards ceremony honors ‘epic fails’ of 2021 legislative session OLYMPIA – The new income tax passed by majority Democrats in the Washington Legislature earned top honors in the first annual Galloping Gertie Awards, presented by the Senate Freedom Caucus to honor the biggest fails of the 2021 legislative session. The... Read More...